Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:38 am
Michael Bay has revealed that he has not been convinced to convert Transformers 3 into 3D.
Speaking to Deadline, the director explained that special 3D cameras are too big for him to use while shooting the film's action scenes and added that he has not been impressed by post-production conversion.
"I shoot complicated stuff," he said. "I put real elements into action scenes and honestly, I am not sold right now on the conversion process."
Bay admitted that he would consider making the movie 3D if a firm convinced him with their work.
"I am trying to be sold, and some companies are still working on the shots I gave them," he said. "Right now, it looks like fake 3D, with layers that are very apparent. People can say whatever they want about my movies, but they are technically precise and if this isn't going to be excellent, I don't want to do it. And it is my choice.
"I'm used to having the A-team working on my films and I'm going to hand it over to the D-team, have it shipped to India and hope for the best?"
Bay also explained that James Cameron's Avatar was so successful because it was filmed in 3D from the beginning.
"The conversion process is always going to be inferior to shooting in real 3D," he said. "Avatar took four years. You can't just s**t out a 3D movie. I'm saying the jury is still out."
The third Transformers film is scheduled for release in July 2011.